1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Friday, December 15, 2017

December's block


This months block is the ginger bread man.....


December is a very busy month for many of us ......

Wishing you all a very wonderful Christmas season and thank you for participating in our stitchalong... Just think - next year we can all hang up our lovely new quiilts...

Hugz from Fiona

October?

Above is my October block, I think...
and below after it was sewn to the
other two....
Now see, I have my snowmen
butted up to each other and one is sideways?
I've taken all that out and am doing it correctly...
also had to piece my background after cutting it too small
I used a nativity because I believe..
and wanted to include the true reason for 
Christmas.

And below is the Penny Rug I made for 
my May project, right? 
I made this as a gift
and it is already in its new home.

I have done the embroidery for 
November and December
and plan to finish the applique
tomorrow.
Mama Bear (Sammie)
 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

November Finish

While sewing has taken a backseat in November, I did finish this block during the month but hadn't gotten around to sharing.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

November Finish

My turn to post a finish! I had great fun making this block, and a hard time remembering to photograph it! Yes, you're right. It's backwards. Why break a winning streak?
 

  The vine was done with a lovely variegated Sassa Lynne Serendipity color that I've had since about 2008 or 9. The lettering is DMC perle 8 in turkey red 498.

Friday, November 24, 2017

November Blocks...

                                         My November Blocks are done












but still have to work on the sashings...  Need to find some matching fabrics..


Happy Stitching..
Hugz  Maria

https://maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Singing Carols in November —

Well, would you believe it, it's not even the end of the month and I have something to share already?!
I see on my last post I said I'd share more photos of some of the joining up I've done --- whoops I'm a bit slow to get to that one --- maybe next post :-)
Happy stitches everyone,
Raewyn.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Catching up

Just finished my October blocks. Now onto November. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Singing Carols - November

How is everyone getting along with their blocks?

I am wishing a lot that we had started earlier and that my quilt top would be ready for Christmas?  I wonder if you feel the same .... at least we have next year to look forward to it ...

I had a couple of days at a retreat this weekend and got my November block put together....


They really are very sweet pictures and I love the relatively simple blocks to hold them all together...

Happy Stitching everyone.....